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  • I have a question about nuts. Since macadamia is about the only solid food that is 98% fat, I was eating nuts for my breakfast (~ 2 oz, measured). So, my fats went up to 70%+ this week, proteins way down, carbs as prescribed (~ 25 g net), calories about 1500-1700, but I appear to be gaining. Is it nuts? Are nuts bad even if they are all fat because of some intrinsic badness? You can't use nuts as a food source? Because everything else that is pure fat is some kind of liquid or goo.
    Last edited by Leida; 09-27-2012, 12:39 PM.
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      • Originally posted by Leida View Post
        I have a question about nuts. Since macadamia is about the only solid food that is 98% fat, I was eating nuts for my breakfast (~ 2 oz, measured). So, my fats went up to 70%+ this week, proteins way down, carbs as prescribed (~ 25 g net), calories about 1500-1700, but I appear to be gaining. Is it nuts? Are nuts bad even if they are all fat because of some intrinsic badness? You can't use nuts as a food source? Because everything else that is pure fat is some kind of liquid or goo.
        What does "I appear to be gaining" mean exactly? Appear in the mirror? On the scale? It's only been a week. I can fluctuate 5lbs in a day and look soft or vascular all due to what or what time I eat.
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        • Leida, do you keep a spreadsheet or anything? Perhaps you should. This is you 2 days ago:
          Originally posted by Leida View Post
          Okay, it is seaweed. I bloated up to 124.6 lbs overnight from Sun/Mon, almost 3 lbs. So, mystery solved. Makes seaweed an ideal Monday snack to salt up for the week and then have time to debloat.

          Other than that, I started to feel really great, full on no-kidding energy. I did 36 min on x-trainer yesterday, fairly stead state. Then shopped for my lamb chops treat for b-day supper tonight. Also acquired a 7 lbs cabbage in the process... between the gear and the groceries, I am guessing my b-pack was some 15-20 lbs heavy and I lagged it up the hill and home for 30 min after my cardio with no problems. And ended up pretty happy full. In fact, that's my normal state atm, and my calories were about 1550 yesterday, which, considering cardio load ain't exactly horrid.

          And still my mind tells me that it is my b-day, so have an apple. It's amazing how the

          The only other trouble I am having is sleeping. I went to bed about 9 pm after fighting the 20 lbs turkey into half-submission (still need to slice the breast for the jerky, but I split it into 2 bone broth bags and a drumstick bag for roasting) and having a girlie-session of nail painting with my wee one... and woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 3 am. Which as good because I was able to jar my roast pumpkin puree and put it away. But still. 6 hours ain't exactly stellar. I hope eventually the sleep will normalize to at least my standard 7 hours with one wake-up.

          Today I am back to lifting weights, we'll see if performance suffer drastically after 2 solid weeks on real low carb.
          This is you yesterday:

          Originally posted by Leida View Post
          I have made yet another attempt at de-baconizing our pork order! I have been seeing Pork Belly on food TV for 2 days in a row, and, boy, I think I can cook it even if I don't cure it into Russian salo (frozen bacon made with just salt, spice and garlic). Russian, or Chinese, I am keeping fingers crossed to win against the wily butchers and farmers who keep curing our meat! Kindda funny when everyone is panicking about the bacon shortage.

          I hit amazing 78% from fat yesterday. Alas, I also hit almost 1700 calories, so the weight is still holding. I think though, if I get maintenance this week, it is actually a good thing. But, will try fat fast to cheescake baking time, hoping to keep calories under 1,300 today. Only have time for walking, no gym.

          Oh, in GREAT news about gym - no exaggerated soreness today, pretty pleased. Maybe excess calories helped?
          This is you today:

          Originally posted by Leida View Post
          I have a question about nuts. Since macadamia is about the only solid food that is 98% fat, I was eating nuts for my breakfast (~ 2 oz, measured). So, my fats went up to 70%+ this week, proteins way down, carbs as prescribed (~ 25 g net), calories about 1500-1700, but I appear to be gaining. Is it nuts? Are nuts bad even if they are all fat because of some intrinsic badness? You can't use nuts as a food source? Because everything else that is pure fat is some kind of liquid or goo.
          You seem to put WAY too much stock in day-to-day fluctuations. I suspect you probably weigh yourself more than once a day. You really should listen to those podcasts I posted a couple days ago. They might offer a little perspective.
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          • I think it is best to only weigh once or twice a week. Right now I am weighing myself daily because I have been tracking my calories and macros lately as an experiment. In any case, it is best to weigh at the same time of day if you are doing the daily weigh-in. Weighing multiple times per day is pointless do to the weight of the food and drink you consume and water retention from your normal diet. You can be up or down based on whether you did a "poo" that day, lol. I measure once a week and there are times I lose 1- 4 inches with little or no weight loss. I try not to obsess over weight loss. I average five pounds per month loss and anything more than that is a bonus!

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            • I avoid the scale the week before my period cause it often shifts upwards, but it does go back down again!
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              • I think weighing any more than once a week is pointless. Day to day variations are affected by how much fluid you're holding, how much food is in your colon, how much glycogen is in your liver and muscles. It really is a pointless exercise to weigh yourself daily and try to look for answers by looking at your food intake. Once a week will show you the trends and after a month, once you see what that trend is (either up or down) you could then have a look at your food intake, exercise schedule, etc and see if changes need to be made. Trying to make reasoned decisions on food intake based on daily weighing is a complete waste of time.
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                • Gawd Em - you're so sensible
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                  • Originally posted by Julianne482
                    Nice post. I remember when I first went low carb, I was told to drink heavy whipping cream as a source of fat. Gained bc I didn't realize how calorie dense that stuff is lol. Now I eat just eat more fatty cuts of meat, local eggs, and local raw dairy
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                    • Originally posted by Jac View Post
                      Gawd Em - you're so sensible
                      Not really, just very much a BTDT issue for me.
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                      • I weigh myself daily to see if I am eating too much and need to dial down or can keep eating at the same caloric level. I understand the bloating, water retention, pump and digestive system fluctuations and take it into account - and try to address it as well if I can (i.e. drink dandelion tea if I am bloated or restrict the food that causes bloating. At my weight I can't expect to lose much or anything at all unless I am super-vigilant, so I need to keep an eye on the dayly data. After all, I am fighting the 20-years+ set-point here.

                        However, you do hear how some foods just make people gain, fruit, dairy and nuts. I am firmly off sweet fruits (I do eat tomatoes, though), cheat some on dairy (like licking the spoon after loading Greek Yogurt into my daughter's lunch) and I made nuts one meal a day (to boost fats) because I don't feel satiated by drinking butter and cream in coffee/tea - I don't like cream, and I end up over-salting my tea when I use butter,and, after a few days I just feel so water logged if butter tea is >2x a day. I never really finish more than 1/2 cup of coffee when I do macadamia, but I feel compelled to finish the butter tea, since it's precious calories. So, I was wondering if it is Okay to eat macadamia breakfasts....

                        Once a week I have a control weigh in that is done at the same time (and 3 hrs later than my normal wake up time during the week). Once a month I record inches. It doesn't matter in the end much, because I have a voraciousness that far too often overrides the numbers. How body builders do it, I can't imagine. I am gaining so much respect for these gals, I can't say it enough. Such a complete emotional control. Wow. How they survive all the mind talk I dunno. Wonder-women!

                        Anyway, I think I was wrong to dial down protein even for the no-training week. Gym was scary, in fact I was afraid for my safety and was about to just leave at some point. I fumbled, loaded weights incorrectly, bad things. I pulled up my socks and the energy came sometime mid-way but I dropped cardio due to initial exhaustion, thinking that carrying my 15+ lbs backpack (lap-top + 8 lbs of weights + everything else) up that huge hill on the way home will be enough. I was also on the verge of weeping all day, and went really close to giving in to the "I Don't Care" and "I Cannot Change" thoughts and eating an apple at that crucial time when you should be in bed, sleeping but you are wandering and wandering and feeling ill at ease. I think sleeping horridly for the past few nights contributed... but I slept better tonight.

                        Hopefully, after yesterday's protein doze (~ 90 g) I can survive today without the major problems & can compensate the lack of cardio. I am not sure yet if I should sprint at lunch (too lazy to change into w/o clothes) and swim after work, or go for a walk at lunch, then do the 20 min X-trainer I skipped yesterday, then swim. Or, I can do swim-sprints, then a lazy swim...

                        Whatever happens, the steam room is finally opened so I can finally get my fix before the weekend lifting, oh-la-la!

                        Now, to mentally prepare to the horrors of 2-3 pm plunge.

                        Gods, hopefully I will finally eventually feel the happiness of ketonic living. So far it was hit and miss. I am wondering if it is still sugar talking even 2 weeks in.
                        Last edited by Leida; 09-28-2012, 06:25 AM.
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                        • Originally posted by Leida View Post
                          However, you do hear how some foods just make people gain, fruit, dairy and nuts.
                          Yal this one always puzzles me. I guess because I havent completely cut it out, that I do not know for sure how it affects me. I do know that I started out losing weight including things like dairy, nuts and even grains & legumes that I actually added in, because I thought they were good for me. Carbs were waaaaay higher than now, and weight was coming off faster. But SAD carbs were even higher to start with, so it was still a reduction.

                          Now that I "think" I know more, and try to tweak things, my weight loss as really slowed down. (and no I am not close to goal) I get to a place where I think I really have Got This! and then I realize, I don't have it at all. I did much better when I was just dumbly and blindly trying to lose weight. I guess I over analysis to the point of paralyze.
                          65lbs gone and counting!!

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                          • The only thing I know for sure is that fruit does make me gain because it really raises my appetite and gives me sugar hungers. Nuts seem to be fine, but sbhikes says O3/O6 is not good & O3/O6 is what is responsible for losing fat on thighs. Dairy suppsoed to be the same as fruit, but I dunno, I have never had as strong and clear a reaction as to fruit.
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                            • Originally posted by Leida View Post
                              Nuts seem to be fine, but sbhikes says O3/O6 is not good & O3/O6 is what is responsible for losing fat on thighs.
                              Ok, I never paid much attention to the 03 & 06's. I kind of glaze over when ppl start talking about it, which must be what happened when that was posted, because I did not catch that. Now I need to really study that whole 03/06-thigh business!! However right now, they don't seem to be as bad though, because of my tummy
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                              • Heh, I can't help thinking that 99% of nutri-research os BS anyway churned out by the author to justify his own likes and dislikes. I am a nutritional cynic!
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